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Benwiskin Mountain Binn Mhiosgáin A name in Irish
'peak of the haystack' Sligo County, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G72344 49116
Place visited by 140 members. Recently by: NICKY, AntrimRambler, Peter Walker, 40Shades, bryanmccabe, davsheen, PeakPaul, conormcbandon, IainT, Lauranna, Iamcan, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, scapania, Cobhclimber
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Longitude: -8.42658, Latitude: 54.3899 , Easting: 172344, Northing: 349116 Prominence: 39m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 572293 849115,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnwskn, 10 char: Benwiskin
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

This peak is remarkable for its wave-like profile when seen from near Ballintrillick. However, it is probably its resemblance to a leaning haystack which accounts for its name. Ir. miosgán is cognate with Welsh misgawn/meisgawn, which has this meaning.   Benwiskin is the 488th highest place in Ireland.

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Once Inaccessible, this Beauty awaits you. .. by group   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
(Climbed Sunday 13th March) After leaving Benbulb .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
The dramatic profile of Benwisken seems to have b .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
A lovely access to Benwiskin is to climb Benbulbe .. by SeanC   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
I followed eflanaga's route taking in Benbulbin, .. by wicklore   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
tplague on Benwiskin, 2006
by tplague  13 Mar 2006
I have driven up in the glen there to see that famous Ben Wiskin view, and I told myself I will walk up that edge some time. Is there really no possibility of requesting permission from the aforementioned "Bull". I'm always appalled when someone "owns" a special mountain, and can block all access. I certainly understand one not wanting a place trashed however. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/2216/
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